The Ashden Awards For Sustainable Energy   |   2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Stoves
Country: Ghana
Toyola Energy won a 2011 Ashden Award in recognition of its success in producing and selling efficient charcoal stoves throughout Ghana and beyond. Most urban households in Ghana cook on charcoal, using inefficient, polluting stoves made of thin sheet metal. The cost of charcoal is a significant proportion of household income. Nearly three quarters of charcoal production in Ghana comes from unsustainable wood, so using charcoal contributes to deforestation. Toyola Energy was set up in 2006 to supply better stoves and other energy systems to low-income households in Ghana.